Here is an excerpt from the article “Happiness and Security Are the Primary Desires”:
What do you really want to attain or achieve? Do you have some clear goals, or you don’t know what you really want? Do you go through life, wherever it takes you, or you have definite plans, and work on accomplishing them?
Not everyone has goals. Many go through life wanting this and that, but never something definite. Some even feel bad for not really knowing what to do with their lives.
We read and hear so much about the importance of having goals, but the truth is that most people don’t have definite goals. Actually, all people have two important goals, though they are not consciously aware of them.
What are these two goals? What is it that you really desire, money? A better job? Love? A house? A new car? To travel abroad? Do you wish to do something big, or maybe you are satisfied with your life as it is, and don’t want to change it? If you analyze your goals, small or big, you will ultimately discover that what you really want are happiness and security. Everything you do is motivated by the desire to gain happiness and security, whether it is money, a TV set, a house, a car, a new job, love or losing weight.
You desire this and that because you believe their attainment will bring you happiness and security, and therefore freedom from stress, anxieties and fears.